(by Harold Hutchinson | The Daily Caller) – Connecticut parents claimed a school district is indoctrinating elementary school students about transgenderism, including a book for kindergarteners.
Officials of the West Hartford Public Schools told parents that they could not opt out from the materials, according to a release from advocacy group Parents Defending Education. The reading list for kindergarteners included the book “Introducing Teddy,” according to a lesson sheet shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when they are playing in their favorite ways. Errol can’t figure out why, until Thomas finally tells Errol what the teddy has been afraid to say: ‘In my heart, I’ve always known that I’m a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas,’” the summary for the children’s book reads.
“I Am Jazz,” which relates the story of transgender reality star Jazz Jennings, also appears on the reading list for fifth-graders.
“Teaching elementary students that their parents assigned them their gender at birth but may have gotten it wrong because anatomy is separate from gender is an obscene example of adults using ideology to confuse and manipulate children’s minds,” Erika Sanzi of Parents Defending Education told the DCNF. “The fact that parents are not permitted to opt their children out of this content based in gender ideology is so sinister, it’s hard to believe it’s even legal.”
The list of books for kindergarten also includes titles that discuss racial issues, including “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester.